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 By Beth Redlin    News    April 22, 2015

No E-Rase Your E-Waste Event In May

Members of the E-rase Your E-waste committee announced this week that there will be no e-waste collection in Sidney this spring, but that the event will be held as usual in the fall. “Our e-cycler recently informed us that they would not be able...

 

Converting A 'Weedy' Grass To Quality Forage For Livestock

While native plants are adapted to thrive in our region, they don’t always provide the best forage for livestock or wildlife. But what if you could change that? What if you could convert bad forage to good? That’s the question Agricultural Resear...

 

Potato Irrigation And Management Practices Focus Of ARS Brownbagger

The Sidney Agricultural Research Service (ARS) lab’s newest scientist is featured in this Friday’s BrownBagger presentation where he will share his many years of experience working with potato in irrigated cropping systems. ARS Soil Scientist...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    March 18, 2015

China Trip Focus Of ARS Brownbagger Mar. 20

USDA scientists frequently collaborate with scientists from other countries around the globe on shared problems. Recently, Sidney Agricultural Research Service Soil Scientist Upendra Sainju traveled to China to collaborate on ways to optimize...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    March 4, 2015

2011 Flood Impacts On Missouri Focus Of March 6 Brownbagger

In 2011 the Missouri River recorded the highest flows on record since construction of the dams authorized by the Pick Sloan Plan. The subsequent flooding from Montana to Missouri has and will have...

 

African Trip Focus of ARS BrownBagger Feb. 27

Cheetahs, and leopards and lions! Oh my! It may be an unusual topic, but it's one not to be missed in this, the second presentation in the USDA-Agricultural Research Service's Northern Plains...

 

USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Scientists at the Northern Plains Agricultural Research Provide Valuable Information to Producers

Farmers have a multitude of variables to consider when planting their crops. For example, they must decide what to plant and when, what and how much fertilizer to use if any, what kind of tillage to...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    October 1, 2014

'E-rase your E-waste' Exceeds Collection Goal

The results are in and, once again, E-rase your E-waste organizers have exceeded the goal they set for their 2014 annual collection events. "We wanted to celebrate our 10th anniversary by collecting...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    September 3, 2014

'E-rase your E-waste' Fall Collection is Sept 5-6

Over the past 10 years the “E-rase your E-waste” program has collected more than 164 TONS of outdated electronics for recycling, preserving space in the local landfill as well as protecting the environment and human health through the proper disp...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    August 27, 2014

'E-rase your E-waste' Fall Collection is Sept 5-6

Over the past 10 years the “E-rase your E-waste” program has collected more than 164 TONS of outdated electronics for recycling, preserving space in the local landfill as well as protecting the environment and human health through the proper disp...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    July 16, 2014

Fish Study Focus of Special ARS BrownBagger Thursday

The opening lyrics to the popular song “Summertime,” - or most of them anyway - aptly highlight a special summer BrownBagger planned at the USDA-ARS Northern Plains Agricultural Research Lab this coming Thursday, July 17th. While the cotton may...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    June 25, 2014

Sidney MSU, ARS Team Up for Dryland Field Day July 1

Montana State University’s Eastern Ag Research Center (EARC) and the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s Northern Plains Agricultural Research Lab (NPARL) are teaming up for a joint Dryland Research Field Day set for Tuesday morning, July 1st...

 

Sidney MSU, ARS Host Dryland Field Day July 1st

Montana State University’s Eastern Ag Research Center (EARC) and the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s Northern Plains Agricultural Research Lab (NPARL) in Sidney have teamed up for a joint Dryland Research Field Day set for Tuesday morning,...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    June 11, 2014

Sidney MSU, ARS Team Up for Dryland Field Day July 1

Montana State University’s Eastern Ag Research Center (EARC) and the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s Northern Plains Agricultural Research Lab (NPARL) are teaming up for a joint Dryland Research Field Day set for Tuesday morning, July 1st...

 

Froid Field Day Features UGC Elevator Tour

The 2014 Froid Research Farm Field Day is set for Thursday afternoon, June 26th, and kicks off with a tour of United Grain Corporation's (UGC) recently completed 1.4 million bushel capacity elevator...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    May 7, 2014

'E-rase Your E-waste' 10th Annual Collection Event This Weekend

E-rase your E-waste invites you to celebrate our 10th anniversary year by bringing your damaged and/or outdated electronic equipment to our joint recycling events in Sidney and Fairview this weekend....

 

Spider Specialist to Discuss Arachnids as Ag Biocontrol Agents

Along came a spider and sat down beside her…but it definitely did NOT scare her away! Instead, Entomologist Laurie Kerzicnik has made a career of studying all things creepy crawly, with spiders emerging as her favorite subjects. Kerzicnik will...

 

Cover Crops Unleash the "Missing Link" in Soil Health, Producer Says

Beach, ND area farmer/photographer James Zielsdorf says he’s found “the missing link” for building soil quality on his farm AND he has the pictures to prove it! He’ll be sharing those pictures and his insights this Friday, March 7, beginning...

 

Talk to Address Developing Natural Grasshopper Controls For The "Real" World

While natural insecticides made up of disease-causing soil microbes have been successfully tested against pest grasshoppers in the lab and greenhouse, their success has not always translated to the great outdoors. Why not? Sidney Agricultural...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    January 15, 2014

Biodiversity "Hotspots" Down Under focus of ARS BrownBagger

The USDA-Agricultural Research Service’s Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory (NPARL) in Sidney will open its 12th winter Brown Bagger series at noon on Friday, Jan. 17th with a special “science travelogue down under” by NPRAL...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    November 20, 2013

Treat 'em or eat 'em: Insect Talk Looks At Future Management Options

For centuries, mankind has battled insect pests with varying levels of success, and today is no different. While the advent of new chemical controls in the past century has aided management, concern for its impact on the environment and other...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    November 13, 2013

Wheat Evolution Talk at ARS 50th Celebration; Participants can do DNA Extraction at Event

Large scientific concepts like evolution and molecular biology (DNA) may seem far removed from our everyday lives, but in agricultural research those ideas have become invaluable tools in the scientist’s arsenal. And not just high tech tools...

 

NPARL Celebrates 50th Year of Science in Service to Agriculture

The USDA-ARS Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory (NPARL) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with two special talks and related activities to be held at the lab on successive Thursday evenings, Nov. 14 and 21st. These...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    October 2, 2013

Another 20-plus Tons of e-waste Collected in 2013

The results are in! Altogether, more than 230 area residents, businesses, schools and government agencies recycled just over 21 Tons (42,049) of e-waste at this year’s “E-rase your E-waste” even...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    September 4, 2013

Final "E-rase Your E-waste" Event For 2013 This Weekend

Last chance this year to clear out all those outdated and obsolete electronic items cluttering your closets. This weekend, the Richland County “Erase your E-waste” program is hosting its regular fall weekend collection event on Friday and...

 

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